Things With Wings http://aviationweek.com/blog/6696/feed en Dear Industry, Time to Leave Ex-Im Behind http://aviationweek.com/blog/dear-industry-time-leave-ex-im-behind <div class="node-body blog-body">With the Ex-Im Bank debate this month likely to just lead to more limbo, it is time for U.S. industry to learn to live without the export credit agency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dear-industry-time-leave-ex-im-behind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dear-industry-time-leave-ex-im-behind#comments Military & Government Supply Chain North America Things With Wings Ares Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 1323491 at http://aviationweek.com <p><span>&ldquo;There is no Plan B. Ex-Im is Plan B,&rdquo; Ex-Im Chairman Fred Hochberg says about what the A&amp;D industry faces if the bank closes. But there is Plan C. &quot;Plan C is China.&rdquo;</span></p> MRO Highlights from Paris Airshow http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-highlights-paris-airshow <div class="node-body blog-body">A quick summary of some of the aftermarket news coming from Le Bourget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-highlights-paris-airshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/mro-highlights-paris-airshow#comments MRO Global Things With Wings Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:46:00 +0000 1321881 at http://aviationweek.com Delta's New Belly Advertising http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-new-belly-advertising <div class="node-body blog-body">The US majors may well be in dispute with several of the large Gulf carriers, but Delta has taken a leaf out of their book when it comes to advertising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-new-belly-advertising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/deltas-new-belly-advertising#comments Blog Things With Wings Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:20:00 +0000 1312681 at http://aviationweek.com How To Repair A High-Pressure Turbine Blade http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-repair-high-pressure-turbine-blade <div class="node-body blog-body">Repairing a high-pressure turbine blade might look easy, but it's not.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-repair-high-pressure-turbine-blade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/how-repair-high-pressure-turbine-blade#comments Optimizing Engines Through the Lifecycle MRO AW.com Global Things With Wings Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:08:00 +0000 1312921 at http://aviationweek.com Eastern Air Lines Returns To The Skies http://aviationweek.com/blog/eastern-air-lines-returns-skies <div class="node-body blog-body">After a 24 year absence, Eastern Air Lines has returned to the skies of Florida. The airline is mainly operating schedules to Havana on behalf of Havana Air, but recently flew a group of war veterans to the U.S. capital as part of an Honor Flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/eastern-air-lines-returns-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/eastern-air-lines-returns-skies#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:07:00 +0000 1312671 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus A310 Prototype Retires After 33 Years http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a310-prototype-retires-after-33-years <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Airbus&nbsp;A310 prototype (MSN 162)&nbsp;was withdrawn from service last&nbsp;Tuesday after flying for 33 years. The A310, developed from the proposed A300B10, first flew on April 3, 1982, and was eventually&nbsp;delivered to Swissair on March 21, 1984. It&nbsp;subsequently flew for Air Liberte from June 1995 to October 1996 and FedEx beginning in 1997.&nbsp;Currently registered N450FE, its last service was on May 24&nbsp;and was ferried to Victorville for parking on May 26&nbsp;according to flight tracking website flightaware.com. It is not expected to return to service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a310-prototype-retires-after-33-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-a310-prototype-retires-after-33-years#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:10:00 +0000 1312051 at http://aviationweek.com Air NZ's New-look Lounge http://aviationweek.com/blog/air-nzs-new-look-lounge <div class="node-body blog-body">Photo tour of the unique elements of Air New Zealand's Sydney lounge, which will be the template for the airline's lounge upgrade program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/air-nzs-new-look-lounge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/air-nzs-new-look-lounge#comments Airlines & Airports Asia Pacific Things With Wings Fri, 29 May 2015 02:02:00 +0000 1311591 at http://aviationweek.com Fire In the Cabin http://aviationweek.com/blog/fire-cabin <div class="node-body blog-body">While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/fire-cabin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/fire-cabin#comments MRO Europe Things With Wings Mon, 18 May 2015 15:24:00 +0000 1305591 at http://aviationweek.com Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage http://aviationweek.com/blog/cardington-britain-s-airship-heritage <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Construction of Cardington&rsquo;s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/cardington-britain-s-airship-heritage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/cardington-britain-s-airship-heritage#comments Technology Things With Wings Fri, 15 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1302351 at http://aviationweek.com Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800 http://aviationweek.com/blog/ethiopian-airlines-takes-delivery-newest-737-800 <div class="node-body blog-body">Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/ethiopian-airlines-takes-delivery-newest-737-800" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ethiopian-airlines-takes-delivery-newest-737-800#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Sun, 10 May 2015 23:07:00 +0000 1301251 at http://aviationweek.com Vantage Searches For An Advantage http://aviationweek.com/blog/vantage-searches-advantage <div class="node-body blog-body">It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/vantage-searches-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/vantage-searches-advantage#comments Business Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 07 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000 1299451 at http://aviationweek.com Airlines Fold, Impact on MRO http://aviationweek.com/blog/airlines-fold-impact-mro <div class="node-body blog-body">Airlines continue to consolidate in the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia--and the impact on MROs is big.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airlines-fold-impact-mro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airlines-fold-impact-mro#comments MRO Europe Things With Wings Wed, 06 May 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1298951 at http://aviationweek.com A Simple Way To Make Lease Returns Easier http://aviationweek.com/blog/simple-way-make-lease-returns-easier <div class="node-body blog-body">Here is one way to save money and headaches when returning a leased aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/simple-way-make-lease-returns-easier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/simple-way-make-lease-returns-easier#comments MRO Global Things With Wings Tue, 05 May 2015 15:16:00 +0000 1298361 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Coopesa performs many lease returns.</p> Airbus, Boeing Delivering Aircraft At The Last Minute? http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-delivering-aircraft-last-minute <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>An analysis of Airbus&#39; and Boeing&#39;s delivery data from Aviation Week Intelligence Network&#39;s Fleet database reveals that both Airbus and Boeing tend to deliver a majority of their aircraft during the second half of each month.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-delivering-aircraft-last-minute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-delivering-aircraft-last-minute#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:03:00 +0000 1292791 at http://aviationweek.com Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service http://aviationweek.com/blog/photo-water-cannon-salute-inaugural-memphis-dallas-love-field-service <div class="node-body blog-body">Southwest Airlines inaugurated Memphis-Dallas Love Field service on Wednesday morning, opening up direct commercial service between the two airports for the first time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/thingswithwings">Things With Wings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/photo-water-cannon-salute-inaugural-memphis-dallas-love-field-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/photo-water-cannon-salute-inaugural-memphis-dallas-love-field-service#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:41:00 +0000 1285511 at http://aviationweek.com